In Search of the Knights Templar: A Guide to the Sites in Britain (Paperback) Simon Brighton (author)
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- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 1st Edition edition (15 Jun. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1407224050
- ISBN-13: 978-0297844334
- ASIN: 0297844334
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 2.5 x 24.8 cm
- 'Their existence was a meteor, which illuminated the age in which they flourished', Reverend G. Oliver, TEMPLE BRUER AND ITS KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, 1841 The Knights Templar was a military and religious order that dominated medieval Europe for nearly two hundred years until it was suppressed in the early 1300s. The warrior monks then disappeared from history into myth, their true nature forgotten and woven into fantasy. But the traces they left behind on the land can still be seen, and, with a combination of stunning photography, historical imagery and detailed descriptions, this book provides not only a history of the Templars but also the first comprehensive survey of all the Templar sites in Britain. The author has researched and visited every site; he explains what there is to be seen, and the history and mythology behind it - as well as directions on how to get there.